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May 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
geopolitics -- host: oil and gas production in the western hemisphere is booming, with the united states emerging less dependent on supplies from an unstable middle east. vens, nigeria, and mexico. host: southeast michigan. what are gas prices like there, dave? caller: very good. someone saying on your show that prices were falling for the holidays. that's not true here in southeast michigan, which people here like to drive a lot up north. we have a wonderful, beautiful up north. but the prices here average in the low $3.90's. they were a week ago in the mid $3.60, around there. for my employees, it's all the same for them. we're traveling 60 mile an hour round trips and that really hits the pocketbook when you're having to travel every day for week. i'll companies are certainly quick to bring the price down. thanks and have a good holiday. host: it's not our oil that we're talking about, it belongs to oil companies. new hampshire, john on our democrats line joins us. hi. caller: just one note i've acknowledged over the last few weeks. we have a caller on your show, but he was discussing
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May 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
united states cities. >>guest: they were expecting thousands to show up and only 200 people showed up, and they were hoping to revitalize the movement but there just wasn't that energy there and it seems the people who are left in the movement are the extreme radicals. >>neil: you talked to them? >>guest: yes. >>neil: this is from today? >> corporations are buying the lobbyists, and they are drawning out the voices of ordinary americans. >> we are picketing bank of america. we want them broken up because they are too big. if you are too big to fail you are too big to be a corporation. all from stories i have heard, honest stories, bank of america kick people out open street, closing up parents' house and general corruption and i learned what they are doings trying to destroy a mountain. >> why did they foreclosure the homes? >> because the people in the homes owe the bank money. >> what economic system would you rather have if place rather than capitalism? i have to say communism where you get free food, where you get free medical services, and that's provided by the community. >>neil
Apr 30, 2012 8:00pm EDT
between the united states and japan. today, we welcome you in that spirit. i have worked to strengthen the ties between our two nations. when prime minister noda and i met, we talk about strengthening. i want to thank you for the personal commitment you have brought to this endeavor. you have called the united states is japan's greatest asset. through our determination and humility we have seen this through. during our discussions today, the prime minister compared his leadership style to that of a point guard in basketball. he may not be flashy, but he stays focused and gets the job done. that has helped make this visit a milestone. am proud to announce we have agreed to a new joint vision to help shape the asian-pacific for decades to come. this is part of a broader effort i discussed in which the united states is, once again, beating in the asian-pacific region. this will remain the foundation of the security and foundations -- security and prosperity of our two nations and a cornerstone of regional peace and security. we reviewed the agreement that we reached last week to realign a
May 10, 2012 1:00pm PDT
the best math scores. ...the united states would be on that list. in 25th place. let's raise academic standards across the nation. let's get back to the head of the class. let's solve this. >>> jack cafferty is here with "the cafferty file." jack? >> wolf, president obama's support for same-sex marriage is sure to fire up parts of the liberal base it could alienate other parts including black voters. in other words, backing gay marriage might be a risky proposition for the president in an election year when it comes to one of the core voting blocs. in 2008, you'll recall african-americans were crucial in making this president the first black president. 96% of black voters supported obama and they made up 13% of the electorate. fast forward four years approximately while polls suggest america on the whole is moving toward supporting same-sex marriage. nbc-washington post voting say 56 are opposed to it and this opposition from blacks could hurt the president especially in the south. just this week, north killer carol blacks voted two to one in favor of an amendment in that state bannin
May 27, 2012 8:00pm EDT
came to the united states, named first to massachusetts supreme judicial court and supreme justice and wrote the landmark decision that allowed same-sex couples to marry saying that that right was guaranteed in the messages of the state constitution. tell us about the right for gay rights and how that is seen. there a parallel with the earlier stories? >> yeah. i do. i mean, i -- i would like to flip it for whatever -- i was pretty down in the first part. but i was talking about. i mean, i live in virginia. and my legislature is -- there is no other word for it. they are neanderthals. and my partner and i have been together for 21 years. and we have decided to get married. it was a big decision not because we are not committed. we are more monogamous and more financially intertwined than any couple of now. but we were going to go to south africa because mandela got it in the constitution. and we thought what an extraordinary way to honor a man and a country that was really grappling with major issues. and then we decided to do it in the united states instead. and if i may be person
May 10, 2012 3:00pm PDT
disappeared from the united states, and we conquered smallpox in the americas in 1971 and worldwide in 1977, sort of lent us confidence that really, there wasn't much that we couldn't do. as a result, the center began to diversify, to broaden its focus. and so we expanded into chronic disease areas. the national institute for occupational safety and health was incorporated into cdc in the early 1970s. much more recently, we've gotten into areas surrounding injury control and prevention. and of course we realized in the last few years that the infectious disease agenda is not over. certainly it's not in the developing world where it still causes a very heavy burden. apart from what aids is doing as probably the most egregious example that we've seen in our lifetimes, having surpassed malaria as the largest killer of people in africa, is tuberculosis, for which we've had good drugs, haven't used them wisely or enough in years past to reduce some of the problems that we're seeing today. and that's getting more and more serious now with multiply resistant strains of tuberculosis. tuberculosis i
May 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
on one thing. when you leave the east coast of the united states, you can drive for miles from state to state and not see another black face. call to montana, utah, parts of oregon and washington -- there are lots of african americans in this country but there are parts where there are none. on the broader issue, that is certainly true. the president has done a lot for not just african americans but for everyone in the country. the health-care bill, the stimulus package. we were losing 800,000 jobs a month. the shift has been helpful for everyone. you cannot count on the all.dent to do with allit you have to start a small business and take the risk of willing to fail. there are conditions that exist, but government cannot solve all those problems. they have to be solved at the committee level. host: teresa is a republican from trenton, new jersey. caller: hi. i was listening -- i really love you. you're a great democratic strategist and i love your opinions and have you correct other people and bring them back to what the heart of the problem is. thank you for that. in order for us t
May 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
other have worked together back in the 1990's?" maybe this is a complement to the united states. guest: cooperation between two countries is good. mill to mill relationships which we have lots of countries including countries that are not our closest friends, we used to have these relationships with pakistan and we stopped at our peril in our relationship with pakistan and that has declined as you are well aware relationships, especially like economic dialogue like hillary clinton and secretary of the treasury tim geithner had in beijing are very good things. what we should watch and a dangerous time his cooperative relationships where we will have competition like china and russia. that is what we should try to achieve. if we were doing and in the late 1990's, that is a good thing. host: this question is from twitter - guest: first of all, i don't call it the arabis spring. -- the arab spring. i called the arab awakening. the organizing events is the birth of the arab citizen. think about that. citizens of mellon fell other officials have not done well in egypt yes. it is an important
May 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
to be guilty of plotting against the united states. but it should arouse your attention. it should arouse your concern if you are an american and your fellow citizen can be picked up in the united states and held without being charged with anything for two and a half years. when i wrote up a book proposal about him, nobody wanted to print it because it was a downer, as one publisher said. now, yes, that's one of the reasons why it would be a good book, frankly. it's a downer. it's a downer that it could happen. it's a downer that it did happen. it's a downer that jose padilla because he was a puerto rican gang banger and not the head of the local lion's club or rotary can be stuck away in a prison without anybody giving a damn whether he's even there or whether he's ever been tried. it should be something of tremendous concern to us all. i have to say again, i'm not sticking up for the guy. if he's guilty of anything, then, fine, let the legal system work and find him guilty and put him away for as long as the charges he's charged with merit his detention. but americans should not be arrested
May 9, 2012 8:00pm EDT
studies supported medical use of marijuana for treatment in the united states and no animal or human data supports the safety of marijuana for general medical use, end of quote. as required by the controlled substance act, the d.e.a. required a scientific and medical valuation and scheduling recommendation. and i quote, that marijuana, the stuff we are saying tonight -- anybody -- and you saw the "60-minute" piece, they come in, buy, they take. we are talking about doctors, the number of doctors ripping off people with objectiony continuin. the number of -- oxycotin. and go down to broward county in florida and go into the pain clinics. there are buses and planes coming down to buy it and doctors are writing prescriptions. so we are going to hide behind it? the number of doctors that ruin young people on oxycotin whereby they died, they died, the doctor says it's ok, but health and human services said, quote, marijuana has a high potential for abuse. has no accepted no medical use in the united states and lacks an acceptable level of safety. i think if this amendment passes and this becom
May 23, 2012 10:00am EDT
it, protecting the president of the united states and other high officials of our government, as well as foreign leaders who visit the united states. that reputation, a great reputation, was badly stained last month won 11 secret service employees engaged in at night of heavy drinking in cartagena, colombia, which ended with them taking foreign nationals, women, back to their hotel rooms. we have called this hearing as part of our committee's responsibility to oversee the functions of the federal government, particularly those within the department of homeland security the united states secret service agents. there are three things we hope to accomplish today, and in our committee's ongoing investigation. first, we want to get the facts about what precisely happened in cartagena, and where the secret service's own investigation of cartagena at stands today. as widely reported, the misconduct involved 11 agents and officers who arrived in cartagena the morning of wednesday, april 11, and were off duty the rest of the day. the men went out in groups of a 2, 3 com and four to four differ
May 1, 2012 1:00am EDT
here and getting objective accounts of what the united states government and other governments are doing. on september 10, 2001, i had lunch with mr. bremer. he chaired the congressional commission on terrorism on which i served. it was one of three task forces to predict a major terror attack on u.s. soil. at that lunch, we lamented that nobody was taking our report seriously. the next day, the world changed. in my capacity as a senior democrat, i was headed to the u.s. capitol at 9:00 a.m. when an urgent call turned me around. most think the capitol was the intended target of the fourth plane. congress shut down. a terrible move, i thought. 250 members mingled on the capitol lawn. i tried to reach my youngest child. the cell towers were done. i do not know where john brennan was. i do know that our lives can to get a after that. when he served as deferred director -- the first director of the nctc, when he moved into the white house's deputy national security adviser for homeland security and counter- terrorism and assistant to the president, and when i succeeded lee hamilton
May 6, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, and the united states markets to follow suit. although there has been considerable expectation as we've watched the story unfold in france that it would lead to this result, and cast some cloud over the efforts to enact austerity measures. and solve that debt crisis. >> of course, these austerity measures are being driven largely by the germans. is this creating a ripple across europe and more pushback against this concept? >> reporter: you are seeing a pushback against that, you're seeing it in the united states diminution for the republican zeal for the cuts. and you can expect democrats and president obama to go hard after them in the election on medicare and social security. the republican point of view, they've got to hope that the anti-incumbent message sent to sarkozy is repeated in november. >> john harwood, thanks. >>> let's talk about this country, exactly six months until our election day. this weekend, president obama officially kicked off his campaign, with rallies in a pair of swing states. though a lot of folks are quick to point out what sure has looked like campaigning from the
May 5, 2012 3:00pm PDT
just dropped out of the race newt gingrich. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> formally this week, satellites would have been dominated by the race for the white house and the increasingly heating battle between the obama and romney campaigns. but president obama rewrote the script, catching the world by surprise with an unexpected trip to afghanistan where he marked the one-year anniversary of the death of the world's most wanted terrorist. >> one year ago from bases here in afghanistan our troops launched the operation that killed osama bin laden. the goal that i set to defeat al qaeda and denied a chance to rebuild is now within our reach. >> the trip wasn't without controversy, some critics accusing the president of playing politics with the anniversary of bin laden's death, questioning whether romney's campaign would have done the same thing. romney this week picked up an important endorsement, the endorsement of the formal rival michele bachmann. jim acosta, romney still has an eno
May 9, 2012 10:00am EDT
recovered and traced from drug cartel crimes in mexico originate in the united states. so in light of the positive impact the m.s.r. has had, what is the house voting to do this week? that's right, repeal the measure. a policy rider in the commerce, justice and science 2013 appropriations bill would cut all funding for reporting the sale of multiple semi automatic rifles. yes, this house will vote to block funding successfully removing semi automatic rifles from the underground gun trade. these are the guns that endanger americans along the border and fuel an allout war in a neighboring country. ending the m.s.r. requirement is not about protecting anyone's rights. reporting the sale of multiple semi-automatic rifles does not infringe on second amendment rights. in fact, a similar multiple sales requirement has been in place for handguns for over 20 years. the necessary paperwork takes gun dealers 12 minutes to complete but can give law enforcement crucial intelligence on straw purchased rifles. a george bush-appointed federal judge upheld the m.s.r. requirement, finding it did not
May 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
victory on behalf of the united states in the gulf war. guess what, no one cared. by the time november of 1992 rolled around, americans decided, fair enough, we were excited about you a couple of years ago, we're not anymore. >> jamal, was there any downside to the president -- everybody is talking about people who weren't even born when this war started are going to be occupying iraq -- afghanistan, sorry, through the year 2025. but clearly the president thinks any downside there is well worth the big boost he got last night. the cheering of the troops surrounding their commander in chief. >> yeah. most americans really want to see the president of the united states, any president and the troops and honor the troops. so even if they don't support the war, they do support the troops and american effort, wherever it is the troops may be. so the president i think smartly got himself very associated with that. the president likes to play spades. in spades, i think he slammed the big joker down on the table yesterday and kind of scared mitt romney back -- set him back a little bit. but the
May 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
and billionaires, extracting money from the united states in order to make it seem like things are dysfunctional. they are getting rich. their kids and grandkids have good educations. mitt romney has five sons, money in the bank, $100 million. government makes many jobs. host: we will see what jim has to say on twitter, echoing a comment on facebook. what do you think about this? let's hear what darrell, a republican has to say in san diego, california. caller: good morning. i think it is typical of government rules. it misses the point. back in oklahoma city, a couple of conferences ago, the gsa spent less than three and a thousand dollars total with the same number of people. the question is, how much are spending per person? are you getting value? if they make a rule of $500,000 or $100,000, is it going to get a conference of 30 people to stay under some limit. if you're going to produce rules, quickly enough, they should be producing a per diem rule. how much per conference, whether it is appropriate, and how do you trust -- how you justify conference. do i think they should have conferences
May 10, 2012 1:00am EDT
and/or credible threat of terrorism upon the united states of america? >> we did not believe so. you are referring no doubt -- >> there was an arrest. >> i think it's fair to say that plot had been thwarted at the time. >> let me move quickly to fast and furious. have you ever spoken with attorney general holder or secretary napolitano about the fast and furious case? >> i have to think -- certainly not secretary napolitano. unless you are talking about the killing of brian terry. if that's part of the question, then, yes, because we are conducting that investigation both the concern about how that investigation is going and to get periodic updates. with regard to the wider fast and furious examination, i don't believe i have. >> the attorney -- >> i have talked to the department of justice. i do not recall having particular discussion with the attorney general. >> the attorney general's office has called fast and furious itself, even though they ran it, operated it, quote and quote fundamentally flawed. there are literally close to 2,000 weapons that have been released. other than t
May 13, 2012 1:00pm PDT
're all trying to stop debt repayments in the united states and europe to try to get our economies going. but that was the moment of kickoff. that increased aid. chinese investment. and really critically mobile connectivity. when africans began to be able to connect with each other, you saw the difference in north africa, politically the difference it made. but the difference in terms of business, farmers out in the boondocks being able to talk to the markets and realize they're growing too much wheat, that they need to grow a different crop, the difference this has made is profound. so over the last six years, you've had takeoff. >> you have made observations there in ethiopia, along the somalian border as well. what have you seen? >> yeah. well, we were at just about a mile from the somalian border where the refugees are coming in from the conflict. and there was no famine. they haven't had rain in the north of here for about three years. but there wasn't a famine in ethiopia or kenya, unlike 20 years ago, because those states have grown. they're growing about 8% per an um per gdp. the
May 8, 2012 2:00am PDT
that to put bombs inside printer cartridges and put them on aircraft bound for the united states using material called petn, white powdery substances, a detonator. very difficult to detect by conventional x-ray machines. so they are looking -- the fbi has the device, they say. they are looking at all of it trying to do the technical, the forensic analysis on it. very tantalizing detail. the person who would have used the bomb no longer a threat. nobody in the government is saying whether that person is dead or in custody. ashleigh? >> we went through this last week. we went through the anniversary. we heard from the government there was no credible threat and now we're hearing all of this. what do we know about this guy? dead, alive, in custody? >> as i said, we don't know if whether he's dead or in custody, but he would have perhaps just been the front man for all of this. the real person they are looking for is a man named ibrahim al asiri, part of al qaeda in the, a rabbian peninsula in yemen. a very key if not senior operative for al qaeda there and a master bombmaker by all accoun
May 2, 2012 10:00am EDT
of these deaths occur in developing countries, the united states has one of the highest maternal mortality rates among developed countries -- 1000 maternal deaths per year. among developed countries, the united states also has the highest incidence of low birth rate and the infant death, something that is not unrelated to maternal health. the steady policy approaches to improving the maternity care system. my own research shows that extending public health insurance to poor women and children has improved infant health and reduced mortality. clearly, there is a long way to go given that half of pregnancies are unintended. clearly planned parenthood continues to fill a vital need. one of our newest affiliates has done research showing that political participation of facts access to health care and infant health in brazil. when i was preparing these remarks, i could not help thinking about the different parts of miss richards'career looking at political participation and also access to health. it may be that the link between politics and women's health is inevitable, miss richards will speak to th
May 30, 2012 2:00am PDT
, strong job of pointing out to donald trump that, yes, barack obama was born in the united states, and you're not looking at the facts. this is what we're talking about. newt gingrich, former house speaker who was romney's rival, came out last night. he spoke to cameras and said this is not a distraction for republicans. take a look at what gingrich said. >> i think donald trump said what he said because he thinks it's the right thing for him to say? >> do you think it's racist? >> no. i think that obama creates very powerful emotions about him, largely because of the radicalism of his views. >> you know, i was looking at the full report, ashleigh, from the fund-raiser, and donald trump did not mention the birther issue at all. he attacked dopresident obama f a lot of other things, but the issue of the birth certificate did not come up at that closed fund-raiser last night. >> it's interesting that on his plane mitt romney disavowed the issues and said, i believe obama was born in this country, and it's not an issue for me. last night something else happened, and it looked like he started
May 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
of the united states -- host: jimmy -- caller: we don't get the same benefits or tax breaks. host: the minimum wage in your state is $5.15 an hour. that's lower than the federal rate. do you have friends who make minimum wage? what's your experience? caller: well, i'm an independent owner. i own my own small business myself, but i have been, you know, at the point of minimum wage and, you know, minimum wage keeps you poor. you make enough money to go to work, come home and go to work. in new york city, $50,000 is a -- $50,000 a year is not a lot of money. that's a lot of money in other places but that's not a lot here. people are making $12,000, $16,000 and live in new york city? it's a no-brainer. the cost of living in life should be given to we the people. host: let's look at the department of labor statistics. it says you can look at any state here and see which states are below the federal minimum wage which are higher. where federal and state law differ, the higher rate does apply. you can see green states have a higher rate than the federal level. red state s have a lower minimum wage th
May 13, 2012 3:15pm EDT
to allow exiting that market to allocate credit around the united states, a trading this uncertainty on what the fed will do next. does this help heal the financial crisis tax or the helpful during it? yes. >> it is congress's role to set the fiscal policy and trade the business climate is a recovery can occur. >> if the fed had been constrained because they did not have the dual mandate it is in the recovery. would it be what we are experiencing now? they were able to keep it a look at inflation, they would have been raising interest rates. 2009 they were constrained in inflation, then they would not have been lowering the race. having the still mandate, most are arguing that it gave them the flexibility to act quickly to the marketplace. >> i like to respond. >> i want to talk about the comment about the fed's role in inflating things during the greenspan to years. i 3 by keeping interest rates but by explicitly agreed using to follow the mandate. many of us did believe that loans were being made imprudently to people who cannot pay them back. i think this would have been a mistake
May 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
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May 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
i been president of the united states, i would have played the same decision the president made, which was to remove him. i acknowledged actually a year ago when this was announced that the president deserved credit for the decision he made. i continue to believe that. and certainly would have taken that action myself. i'm sorry. pardon? >> [ inaudible ]. >> i think i said the same thing as vice president -- not vice president then it's but joe biden. it was naive to go into pakistan. we always reserve the right to go anywhere to get osama bin laden. i said that very clearly in the response that i made. but that i thought, many people believed as i did that it was naive on the part of the president at that time, the candidate, to say he would go into pakistan. it was a very, if you will, fragile and flammable time in pakistan and i thought it was a mistake of him as a candidate for the presidency of the united states to announce that he would go in. rather than to say as i did, we reserve the right to go where we feel is appropriate to secure the interests of the united states o
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May 7, 2012 6:00am PDT
: al qaeda is saying it wants the united states to stop its air attacks in afghanistan, pakistan and yemen immediately, otherwise mr. winestein faces an uncertain fate. he says if you accept the demands, i live. if you don't accept the demands, i die. he said it was important that the president accept the demands quickly and not delay. he says there will be no benefit in delaying. it will just make things more difficult for me. he tried to reach out in personal words saying hopefully i can enjoy my two daughters like you enjoy your two daughters. this is the second confirmation by al qaeda that he's been held by the group. bill: he was taken in eastern afghanistan. has he been moved to the more volatile area? report report suspicions are he was moved to the west to waziristan where the majority of al qaeda operatives are in safe haven these days. the al qaeda operatives took him in august. it could be a criminal gang. though the police had no real leads. even the u.s. embassy is remaining quiet about it. he appears to be looked after fairly well. he's 70 years old and has a heart
May 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
at bin laden's press conference, rahman was already imprisoned in the united states on terrorism charges. >> neither bin laden nor ayman al zawahiri, his number two, are religious scholars. and they know that. so they needed this fatwa from sheik rahman to kind of give them clerical cover for this unprecedented thing, which was attacking american civilians. >> reporter: this laminated card with its arabic script outlined with chilling accuracy al qaeda's terrifying new course. it is seen here on television for the first time. >> in that fatwa it was written that kill americans in the sea, kill americans in the air, kill americans everywhere. >> reporter: rahman's significance to al qaeda is underscored by his fervent preoccupation with freeing the blind sheik from his american prison cell. osama bin laden vowed as much in this video. there's even a training exercise aimed at springing arahman outlined in the encyclopedia of jihad, al qaeda's massive guide on everything from guerrilla warfare and terrorist tactics to how to recognize a rattlesnake or treat a scorpion sting. >> thousands a
May 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
. in fact, china is demanning apology from united states. we did manage to get this photo of chen a few hours ago. that means he was indeed holdup in the u.s. embassy and u.s. officials brought him here to the hospital. u.s. officials telling us that chen will get medical treatment and later reunite with his family to a safe environment. he fled his home in april where he was under house arrest for more than 18 months. he does say today he wants to stay in china. stan grant has followed this story from the beginning and is on the phone from beijing. stan, first of all, tell us about this phone call that chen had with hillary clinton because i understand at the end of it he said he wanted to kiss the secretary of state. >> reporter: you're absolutely right. it's one of the great human moments in what has been a very dramatic story. according to the u.s. officials who were involved in these backroom negotiations to try to allow chen to leave the embassy as a free man, they said they grew close to him. it was a real human relationship. they described him as being affectionate and constantl
May 2, 2012 2:00am PDT
that despite the edifying speech and phraseology we heard from the president of the united states, those in the capital are no safer. >> so, nick, there's a lot of hoopla. this visit by the president is being touted as the beginning of the end, and yet a lot of things still unanswered. troop levels going forward after 2014, the economic assistance this country may be roped into for a very long time, and those critical diplomatic relations. while we do have signatures, is this whole thing a bit vague? >> reporter: it's a little strange. to be honest, the american speech yesterday was definitely for an american audience. it was about trying to sew up the narrative of why america came here in the first place. they were here to get bin laden. a year after bin laden's death, obama is here to explain how they can move forward. the strategic partnership agreement we signed with president karzai is deeply symbolic because it's something america badly needed to sign because there's an important nato summit in chicago later this month. but left out are key questions. how much money will washington
May 28, 2012 10:00am PDT
. he went on to say the united states should work with partners to organize and arm syrian opposition groups so they can defend themselves. talking about congressional calls for more action, of course, the leading member of congress who has been saying that the president has not been doing a strong enough job on syria is john mccain. yesterday he called the president's foreign policy, quote, feckless, very, very strong words. and also just politically it is interesting that you're going to have these two men together, mitt romney having no foreign policy experience. he is a governor, former eer governor, and he's going to be standing with somebody who obviously is well-known, legendary for his experience on the foreign policy stage and that is john mccain. maybe he's going to try to get some foreign policy street cred, if you will, from john mccain today. >> and both men who wanted the president's job. thank you. >>> if you're enjoying the long weekend along the southwest coast, no need to tell you you're probably getting soak. tropical storm beryl made landfall overnight near jackso
May 3, 2012 8:00am PDT
accused on some of the attacks of the united states. talks about al awlaki to take over leadership there. bin laden says i hear what you are saying, but where i come from, we like to see people tested on the battle field first. he hadn't been to the battle field. you can see the jealousies emerging. >> you talk about paranoia. it is fascinating when you read through the documents. did you find anything in there that showed that bin laden knew al qaeda was getting weaker and the u.s. was stronger? he always came off in the recordings and statements like he was unbeatable. it looks like he realized he could be beat. >> reporter: this absolutely emerges. one of the things you think about al qaeda and they seem to be able to do what they want to be able to do. bin laden is a son of a billionaire. saudi businessman billionaire. we see him directing one of the operatives to travel from pakistan and afghanistan region halfway around the world to try to raise $200,000. that is something we weren't aware of. this sort of idea that the united states not only doing better than him financially able
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May 17, 2012 6:00am PDT
the president of the united states, after four years, can't get a single vote for his fiscal plan for the next decade for america. martha: well, the white house says there was no actual policy in that plan, and democrats are saying there's no need to vote on a new budget because the spending levels were set last summer. what do you say to that? >> well, that wasn't so last year when the president's budget was brought up and voted down 97-nothing in the united states senate. no, they don't have a plan, these are all excuses, the bill that was on the floor was exactly the kind of bill that would carry out president obama's budget, it got not a single vote, the democrats voted against every budget plan that was raised, they didn't vote for a single one, and it's really a stunning event. but what they do, with the american people, they send them more money, they want to raise the debt limit without even a budget, they want people to send more money without telling them where they're going to spend it. i think that's irresponsible and no wonder the american people are not happy with washington. mar
May 15, 2012 6:00am EDT
they were assigned to come up with a new grand strategy for the united states. and for those who are not into the long lexicon, it is a plot and the movie and it takes you to the happy ending. one of the problems at the end of the cold war in the united states is that we don't really have a coherent grand strategy. we have a lot of ad hoc short stories, what happened in the '90s. it hadn't come together at the big picture overall moving towards something. i think what's hopeful about that document and for this session here today is that it tells a story of going from a world where things like national security are looked at, where nations are ranked rather than linked, or that power is something over instead of with. and that we need to move from these concepts of deterrence to resilience from borders to relationships, to coercion to persuasion as a lot of concepts and we need to start filling out in the security realm, which is anybody in this room knows is sort of one of the most stodgy priesthoods of policymaking is national security. i know one of them. although i did work in
May 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
any official reaction from the united states at this point? >> well, not yet. i mean, some of those demands, as we've been talking about, he's asking for the u.s. to release all prisoners from the taliban and al qaeda. also asking for all drone strikes to stop in afghanistan, pakistan, somalia, and yemen. and going as far as to ease the border between gaza and egypt. so it's not just about al qaeda and taliban, but improving the life of all muslims. but the u.s. says we don't negotiate with terrorists. we are aware of the video. very concerned about his well being and safety. fbi working with the pakistanis but no negotiations with terrorism. if you think back to when the journalist from the "wall street journal" was kidnapped, then secretary of state colin powell said there will be no demands met. we don't negotiate with terrorists. i think the u.s. will stick to that policy. everybody trying to do what they can to locate mr. weinstein, but there won't be any talking with al qaeda about his release. >> let's take a listen to his pleas. >> it's important that you accept the demands
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